Bruins center Marc Savard, who suffered his second concussion in as many years this season and is dealing with post-concussion syndrome, will be at Saturday's rolling rally in celebration of the team's Stanley Cup victory, according to general manager Peter Chiarelli. 

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday at TD Garden that even before being severely concussed on a headshot from Vancouver's Aaron Rome in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals, first-line winger Nathan Horton was playing hurt for the Bruins. Horton, who had three game-winning goals in the postseason, two of which clinched series, had been playing with a separated shoulder, according to the GM. 

Last offseason, many were wondering what the future held for Bruins netminder Tim Thomas. He was set to turn 37 during the season, and he had three years left on his deal with an annual cap hit of $5 million.

The city of Boston released details regarding the parade that will honor the Bruins on Saturday. The route will begin at TD Garden at 11 a.m. and work its way through the city, beginning on Causeway Street. The team will travel on duck boats past City Hall Plaza and the Common before ending at Copley Plaza on Boylston Street. (Click here for a pdf of the route.)

NBC analyst Pierre McGuire was a guest on The Big Show on Thursday and he noted that as the Bruins were inching closer toward capturing the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night in Vancouver, there was a major difference between the two benches. "There were definitely chemistry issues on one bench," McGuire said. "Coaches overreacting. I thought in the case of Alain Vingeault when the frustration set in, and the composure and the focus and basically every one of the Bruins players acting as coach. It was really an interesting dynamic to witness." 

NESN hockey analyst Andy Brickley talked to the Mut & Merloni show Thursday night following the Bruins big 4-0 victory in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. A former Bruins player himself, Brickley discussed what the Cup's return to Boston meant to him. 

Wednesday night's Game 7 between the Bruins and Canucks received a 43.4 rating Nielsen household rating in Boston, making it the highest-rated Bruins game in history.

Nationally, the game drew a 5.7 rating, up 14 percent from the last Game 7 of the Cup finals (Pittsburgh-Detroit, 2009) and the second-highest rated game of the last 35 years of the Stanley Cup Finals, trailing only Game 6 of last year's Blackhawks-Flyers series.

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Mayor Thomas Menino has announced that the Stanley Cup parade for the Bruins will be on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. It will be the seventh championship parade since 2002 in the city of Boston. 

The parade was initially rumored to perhaps take place on Friday, but Menino said Saturday was a better fit for several players who had prior commitments on Friday.

“This is the players' rally, not my rally,” Menino said. “We wanted to do what the players wanted. They’re the ones that brought the championship to Boston."

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs -- long a target of fans and media for a perceived failure to spend money -- praised the fans moments after the 4-0 Game 7 win over the Canucks on Wednesday.

“It will be a love fest until our next loss,” Jacobs told “But yeah, they deserve it. They deserve the win. They’ve been great fans. They’ve stuck with me, they stuck with the franchise and they’ve done it right. Now they have a great team and they got what they deserved for so long.” 

VANCOUVER – Somewhere in between Panthers forward Nathan Horton requesting a trade and the Bruins’ coming parade, Mark Recchi laid out his plans for the 2010-11 season.